Jason Clarke in Official Trailer for True Story Drama 'Chappaquiddick'

December 21, 2017
Source: YouTube

Chappaquiddick Trailer

"What do we do to help the Senator?" "We tell the truth…" Entertainment Studios has unveiled the first official trailer for a film titled Chappaquiddick, referencing the Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts and the accident that occurred there in 1969. This first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival this year to mostly positive reviews, and will hit theaters in April. Chappaquiddick stars Jason Clarke as politician Ted Kennedy, whose political career became derailed in the aftermath of a fatal car accident that claimed the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne, as played by Kate Mara. The film's full cast includes Clancy Brown, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern, Jim Gaffigan, Andria Blackman, Olivia Thirlby, and Taylor Nichols. This looks damn good, seems to be a solid political thriller with some intricate twists.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for John Curran's Chappaquiddick, direct from YouTube:

Chappaquiddick Poster

Ted Kennedy's (Jason Clarke) life and political career become derailed in the aftermath of a fatal car accident in 1969 that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne (Kate Mara). Chappaquiddick is directed by American filmmaker John Curran, of the films Praise, We Don't Live Here Anymore, The Painted Veil, Stone, and Tracks previously. The screenplay is written by Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan. This first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this fall, and it also played at the Philadelphia and Austin Film Festivals this year. Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures will open Curran's Chappaquiddick in select theaters starting on April 6th, 2018 next spring. Who's interested in seeing this?

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Reader Feedback - 13 Comments


Well, isn't that just nice, to show people what it means to be powerful, rich and irresponsible. Such a drama ...

shiboleth on Dec 21, 2017


Is it Trump that you are describing? ;D

tarek on Dec 22, 2017


In many ways, I'm describing a lot of politicians. Trump is their wet dream, I guess. And that's what films like these do: they justify their deeds as some kind of profound drama while they are irresponsible pricks. Nothing better than that ...

shiboleth on Dec 22, 2017


Looks great. Clarke is a great actor.

DAVIDPD on Dec 21, 2017


I really enjoyed John Curran's film "Tracks", but this looks like a mess. Some of the casting choices leave my head scratching. The story itself is another tale of Kennedy lore, not shrouded in the Camelot concept, but riddled with disgrace. I can't quite tell where to story is leading either. It is a tale of disappointing a father? Is it a story of a Kennedy falling from grace? Both? Anyway...

Quanah on Dec 21, 2017


Cool poster

eurogibbon on Dec 22, 2017


Political dynasties are boring. Next.

Carpola on Dec 22, 2017


The world needs more Clancy Brown.

grimjob on Dec 22, 2017


He's awesome.

tarek on Dec 22, 2017


One of my favorites. It's a shame The Goon never came to fruition.

grimjob on Dec 28, 2017


He really is awesome.

Alex Billington on Dec 26, 2017


My friends and I each picked 5 B-list character actors who would star in our own movies. He's one of mine.

grimjob on Dec 28, 2017


so is this going to tell true story or will liberal hollywood whitewash the whole thing?

Derek NOLA on Dec 23, 2017

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